Last year our family decided to begin listening for God, (#seethelion) and learning of him in ways he hadn't yet. We began a study of the Biblical feasts, which propelled us to hosting our own passover feast. A ton of fun, and super educational. We're still having conversations about this experience and it's almost time for passover again!
A Resource for Biblical Feasts
One of the amazing resources I've found is A Study Guide to the Feasts of The Bible for Children & Families by Carrie Fernandez.
If you are looking for an already put together Bible study for your family that digs deeper into God’s word and points to Jesus at every turn then you definitely want to check out Learning About Biblical Feasts.
When looking for resources for family Bible study I want to make sure of 2 things:
#1 that it is rooted in the Bible and not just someone's opinion, and
#2 that it covers the topic thoroughly while being a good fit for all ages. Learning About Biblical Feasts: A Study Guide to the Feasts of The Bible for Children & Families by Carrie Fernandez meets my requirements and then some. After reviewing it I was more than happy to share it with you and tell you why I think it makes a wonderful family study.
This study breaks down each of the 7 main Jewish feasts in a way that is understandable even to younger kids. It gives you a Biblical Feast Calendar so you know when these special days are observed and can plan ahead, working it seamlessly into your lesson plans. You can study each one for a whole week, save them for the actual time of the feast, or whatever fits your families plans.
The study begins with Why is important to learn about Jewish Feasts as Christians? Such an important thing to know, what do those feasts have to do with us today? How do they affect our lives as Christians? Learning about these feasts helps us understand God and who he is a little deeper.
This Biblical Feast Study covers the following 7 feasts:
- Feast of Lots (Purim)
- Feast of Weeks ( Pentecost)
- Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashana)
- Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)
- Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot)
- Feast of Dedication or Feast of Lights (Hanukkah)
As you learn about each of the feasts you will dive deeper into them by covering:
- History of the Feast and the symbolism behind each one, how each points to the birth and ultimately the sacrifice of Jesus
- How you can celebrate today- This is one of my favorite parts of this study, I love the simple ideas that are applied to the w\orld we live in now and can be done with little preparation but lots of thought put into it. I think this helps make it so much more real to children when they have practical ways to apply it to real life.
- Questions for discussion and thought (with answers provided at the end), making everyone think a little deeper about the meanings and traditions of each feast covered within the study.
- Researching, remembering, and writing it down will really help it stick even more.
And finally, you are provided with notebooking pages that can be used to summarize what your child has learned, write a story, and more. They also include a square for drawing a picture of the feast or something that symbolizes it.
Everything is already pulled together for you and your family, from where to find mention of the feast in the Bible to supporting scripture. It is truly open, print, and go. It is definitely worth the purchase and everyone in the family will learn something from this study. Click the image below to learn more.